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Calculating Minifig Scale and defining the fundamental "SI Unit" of a lego brick...
As some of you know, I've been doing a "Lego 30-day challenge" where I try to do a different Lego-related project every day.
Yesterday and today I took a break from building models to better understand the Lego system. I defined my own "SI Unit" of Lego as the "P" or "Plastic" - the thickness of the wall of a brick (or 1/2 the thickness of a common plate.)For the breakdown of my findings: tomalphin.com/2013/11/lego-challenge-18-reverse-engineering-lego-bricks.html
I also wanted to determine a realistic scaling factor for Minifig scale buildings. In doing so, I confirmed my suspicion that Minifigs are either too wide or too short. I'm curious to hear what other people use as their scaling factor for "Minifig scale", and also curious if others have found better ways to modify a Minifig to have more accurate human proportions.
I estimated normal minifig scale to be about 47:1, but also determined scaling factor for my anatomically modified minifig. Link: tomalphin.com/2013/11/lego-challenge-19-calculating-minifig-scale.html
Any mistakes in my SI unit concept for Lego, or any thoughts on a more accurate Minifig-scale conversion factor?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!